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two hearts handmade copper photo album

by Cam Wilson
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  • the story

From The Heart

Handmade with love by artist Cam Wilson, this sturdy photo album will help you cherish your most special memories. A pair of raised hearts on the front of the copper cover gives the album a warm and rustic feel, while the black acid-free paper inside gives your photos a polished touch. Holds 24 4x6 photos in twelve acetate sleeves. Handmade in San Francisco.

Artist card included.

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Handmade
Item ID
11894
Made from
copper
Measurements
6.5" L x 6" W x .25" D
Notes
Contains 12 sleeves for 24 photos
  • the maker
Cam Wilson

Cam Wilson

Cam Wilson of All Fours creates uniquely embossed patina copper albums.

Patina is the process of using a torch to produce a film on the metal through oxidation, which creates a weathered look.

His copper albums are warm and industrial, and one can sense the craftsmanship and love that goes into them. Wilson loves working with and forming metal, especially copper.

The process of using a torch is frustrating, he says, but it is the most rewarding part of his work. He loves the depth and painterly quality that develops from it. But by far the best part of his job is that he can spend every day working in the studio with his dogs.

Wilson was born in Palo Alto, CA, but has lived in San Francisco for the last 26 years. He splits his work between a ranch in Santa Rosa, where he does the torch work, and the three levels of a crumbling San Francisco Victorian in the lower Haight district where the assembly takes place.

He has a BA in Video Art from the California College of Art in Oakland, CA, and says if he weren't an artist he would be a video engineer.

Some of his first works were large metal sculptures made of old Cadillacs--but his current work developed after working with a jeweler and practicing with those types of tools and materials.

Wilson began using salvaged metal from a scrap yard, but now buys copper by the half-ton from a distributor. He uses recycled motorcycle inner tubes for the hinges.

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TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM
 
4.4

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (48)
  • Archival construction (18)
  • Well organized (16)
  • Attractive (5)
  • BEAUTIFUL (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Photographs (53)
  • Home (42)
  • Display (39)
  • Traditional prints (17)
  • Archive (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (38), No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (31), Casual user (13), Photo enthusiast (7), Beginner (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (4), Other (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (6)

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5.0

Great gift idea

By 

from Lansing, MI

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Design
  • Strong Construction
  • Unique gift

Cons

  • Pointy Edges

Best Uses

  • Display
  • Home
  • Photographs

Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

Beautiful and unique wedding present. It was a bit smaller than I had pictured, but the craftsmanship was amazing and it will be something that will last a very long time. The recipient does have a young child and the edges where a bit pointy - sorta wished they had some sort of small padded protector on the corners. This however is a very minor thing. Wonderful idea for weddings, anniversaries, and practically any other occasion I can think of!! Bravo!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Wedding

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5.0

Great Product

By 

from Greenville, SC

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Display
  • Photographs

Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

Purchased for our 7th anniversary (copper). My wife loves it. Filled the album with 7 years of pictures from first date to our vacation last weekend. Sturdy and will last a lifetime.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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4.0

Perfect gift...

By 

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Photographs

      Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

      For our 7th anniversary - was looking for something made from copper. This little photo album was perfect. And in it - I could put images of our newfound hobby - watching birds from the window of our new home! So the album sits in our kitchen, and every time we see a new bird, I get a picture of it and put it in the album.

      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      5.0

      Beautiful Copper Album

      By 

      from Indiana

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Photographs

          Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

          This album is just beautiful. I am giving it to my husband for our copper anniversary and filling it with photos of us over the years. It is going to be the perfect gift. I couldn't be happier with the design and look of the album.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Husband
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Excellent Gift!

          By 

          from oh

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique Gift Idea
          • Well made

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Display
          • Home
          • Photographs

          Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

          This was an excellent gift for someone who has everything or anything they have ever wanted. Our couple was extremely hard to buy for because they are well to do and didn't need or want the "regular" gift ideas. They were truly impressed with this gift.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Good unique gift

          By 

          from Ohio

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

              I used this as part of a wedding gift for a couple with a professional photographer in the family..a great place to keep a few favorite wedding photos.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unique album

              By 

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Archive
                • Home
                • Photographs

                Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                My husband bought this for me for our 7th wedding anniversary (copper is the traditional gift). I love how unique it is and I have used it to put one photo of my husband and I in it from each year since we met.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Wife
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Anniversary

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                Great Product very durable

                By 

                from Vancouver WA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Archival Construction
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Photographs

                  Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                  This is a great product. My wife really loved it as a gift for our seven year anniversary. The item is well constructed and seems to be very durable.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Wife
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Anniversary

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Could be better, but I still like it

                  By 

                  from Farmington MO

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Unique

                  Cons

                  • Need better hinging
                  • Photo pages look cheap
                  • Photos sb like a book

                  Best Uses

                  • Photographs

                  Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                  I'm not sure I'm going to keep this myself or give it as a gift. I needed a gift for a special occasion and I may find something better. I thought the photo pages would open the same as the cover. Its awkward the way it is constucted.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Adorable Romantic Album

                  By 

                  from Somers. NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adorable design
                  • Very well made

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Traditional Prints

                    Comments about TWO HEARTS HANDMADE COPPER PHOTO ALBUM:

                    I gave this to my future daughter-in-law for her birthday with pictures of her and my son already in it. They loved it!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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